Concentrated Solar Power: No Breakage Issue for Untempered Solar
on: October 2, 2009, 3:28 am
Author: Christiane Radwan
tests from the project „Nevada Solar One“ indicate
a breakage rate of 0.027% for FLABEG’s solar mirrors: In
the course of three years only 50 needed to be replaced from a
total 183.400 installed mirrors. This erases the erroneous fact
that tempered glass is necessary to mitigate breakage. However,
there are no commercially available mirrors for parabolic troughs
that are able to match the precision of curvature that FLABEG
redefines mirror bending precision by achieving FDx≤10 mm
(measured by DLR). This is equivalent to a hit rate of 99.95%
(focal line d=70mm). With this quality parameter FLABEG has achieved
a unique standard of excellence and technical preeminence.
FLABEG’s parabolic mirrors are produced by a special sag-bending
process, which results in the highest possible degree of precision.
On the other hand, tempered glass can only be press bent, which
does not allow to come to the same outstanding precision of bending
as the sag bending process can provide.
FLABEG, founded in 1882, is an independent company with manufacturing
facilities in Europe, America and Asia. FLABEG is active in the
commercial sectors of automotive mirrors, solar glass mirrors
and technical glass, specializing in all processes of glass finishing,
and sets technological standard in terms of the company‘s
core competencies - bending and coating.
Contact Details: FLABEG Holding GmbH
Ph: +49 911 96456 -248